Fairy Slipper

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Fairy Slipper

Fairy Slipper  - Calypso bulbosa

by: Jan
Location/Trail:  Weatherford Trai #102 to Doyle Saddle
Date sighted:  6/05/2016
Season:  Summer
Found in shaded, pine needle covered floors, these Fairy Slippers light up the forest.

Its single flower has several pink, twisted, sepals and petals forming a crown. The flower has a small, pink upper lip above a large lower lip. It has deep purple stripes near its base, with some purple spots towards the tip. The purple spots are set off against a yellow backdrop.

The leaf is a single, elliptical leaf that slowly tapers to a point with dominant striping.
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